Necklace

Nubian
Meroitic Period
185–100 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Height x length: 2 x 33 cm (13/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

24.488

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Forty-three gold elements are formed into lion’s heads with sun-disk and two uraei. Carnelian beads are arranged between the loops. Beads remaining from stringing (Sudan catalogue).

Provenance

From Meroe, Western Cemetery, Beg. W 20. February, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition